Monday, March 16, 2009

100th Post

In honor of my 100th post, I thought I would allow you to get to know more of my Name Category by listing some things to know me by. Since many of you may be new to my blog— I encourage you like Mina's 100th post— to look at my older posts and let me know what you think. Much of my posts up through November 15th of last year I had to twist arms to get people to read. I'm not into giveaways, but I may just give you an "atta-boy" or a "you go girl" as a token of my appreciation.

I never thought I could come up with 100 things about me— but after reading Heinous' 100th post I was inspired to write a running commentary on random things that popped into my head. Warning… there's a possible quiz at the end— so pay attention. Here we go…

  1. My current age is the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything.
  2. I am the youngest of two.
  3. My sister is the only one in our family who does not wear glasses.
  4. I have worn glasses since I was 15.
  5. I have never worn contacts.
  6. I refuse to get laser eye surgery.
  7. My father is the only one in our family without red hair.
  8. My grandfather on my mother's side had a full set of hair.
  9. Why I am balding escapes me.
  10. I cannot tan.
  11. I would much rather have a healthy shade of pink than showing my pale skin.
  12. I got 2nd degree burns on my legs trying to get a healthy shade of pink.
  13. I blamed it on the Acutaine.
  14. Me and Conan O'Brien are not related.
  15. I am not Irish
  16. I am related to the McIlhenny clan
  17. Which is probably why I like Tabasco
  18. I used to hate cooked carrots.
  19. Until I tried them with ketchup.
  20. Sorry Supermommy.
  21. I love Ranch Dressing.
  22. On just about everything.
  23. Except Ranch Dressing.
  24. I am the only one in our family who is left handed.
  25. My 5th grade teacher forced me to write with my right hand.
  26. If you grade my cursive handwriting on my right hand— it is graded at 5th grade.
  27. I created my own printing style in 7th grade.
  28. My cursive handwriting on my left hand is graded at 7th grade.
  29. I use chopsticks with my right hand.
  30. I play all sports right-handed.
  31. Except for shooting pool.
  32. I have never left this country (USA).
  33. The first time I flew in an airplane was when I was 13.
  34. The first time I traveled alone was when I was 15.
  35. The furthest north I have been is Highway 2 in upper Michigan.
  36. The furthest south I have been is Prince Edward Island in Florida.
  37. The furthest east I have been is Chincoteague Island in Virginia.
  38. The furthest west I have been is San Francisco California.
  39. At last count I have over 50 nicknames.
  40. Some of which you already know.
  41. Some of which you may never know.
  42. I'd tell you some— but…
  43. I'd have to kill you first.
  44. If you can name all of them you are either paying attention.
  45. Or you found my list and are cheating.
  46. I have never lived outside of Illinois.
  47. Excluding moving into the dorms for college, I have only moved three times.
  48. I graduated 150th out of 300 from high school.
  49. I graduated college with a 4.5 on a 5 point scale.
  50. I have had 10 roommates within the 5 years I attended college.
  51. I was a super senior.
  52. I have two bachelors degrees.
  53. Why Music Education is considered a Bachelors of Science degree escapes me.
  54. Why Sound Engineering is considered a Bachelors of Arts degree escapes me as well.
  55. I gave a demonstration speech on how to tie a tie.
  56. I know the difference between a single and double Windsor.
  57. I know how to tie a bow tie.
  58. I know how to use a strait razor.
  59. No, I did not slit my wrists with it.
  60. I have been knocked unconscious twice in my life.
  61. Once falling off a tornado slide.
  62. My sister thought she killed me.
  63. The other falling off a tree swing.
  64. I woke up watching Spiderman.
  65. I can count on my hands the number of women I have gone steady with.
  66. I dated a woman who had the same name as me.
  67. I dated a woman who had the same birthday as me.
  68. They are not the same person.
  69. My grandson was born on my birthday.
  70. No… I did not date my grandson.
  71. I never dated anyone more than 3 months.
  72. Until I met my wife.
  73. We celebrated after being together 4 months.
  74. We celebrated our 150th Mo-versary of when we met.
  75. March 15th.
  76. I have names for all my stuffed animals.
  77. I met a girl who never named her stuffed animals.
  78. I got her a stuffed animal of a Mamma and baby kangaroo.
  79. For Christmas.
  80. I told her to give it a name.
  81. She named the Mama Kangaroo Chris.
  82. She named the baby little muss.
  83. I read bedtime stories.
  84. To my wife.
  85. She falls asleep every time.
  86. Are you bored yet…
  87. WAKE UP!!!!!
  88. Exacto knives and I do not get along.
  89. I once cut the tip of my finger off with one.
  90. I sliced my knuckle another time just removing the blade.
  91. I have a scar on my ankle.
  92. You'll never guess how I got it.
  93. Oh come on guess…
  94. Fine, don't guess.
  95. I still won't tell you.
  96. Because if I did…
  97. see above.
  98. I have posted 100 times.
  99. but you already knew that.
  100. Looking forward to the next 100.

Wasn't that fun… If you would like me to expand on anything I mentioned in future posts— let me know.

Quiz time: (oh s%!t— I didn't study)

  • What is the line I repeated?
  • This is not a trick question.
  • What do you mean I didn't… I thought I did.
  • Explain why or why not.

Thank you all for reading— I truly appreciate your attentiveness.


Unknown said...

I would have said you repeated the line about 'I'd have to kill you first' you didn't though, just alluded to it.

That was a great list of random stuff.

Happy 100 posts!

in time out said...

Love the randomness of your post. I wish I had done something so clever...I never even celebrated mine. Hmmmm, maybe I will look back at what it was...that will be fun.

Thanks for sharing...and I couldn't find the repeated line in my bleary tired eyes tonight, this morning. ...whatever..i will be back. i love games.

Llama Wanderings said...

Loved the random 100 things about you. Congrats!

Barbaloot said...

Happy 100th! You should celebrate by getting LASIK. It's totally worth it!

Joanie said...

Happy 100th! I have mine ready to go and some of it will look like I swiped some of your ideas... but I didn't!
I agree with Blogging mama.... the repeat could be "I'd have to kill you first" but you only alluded to it.

B said...

You'd have to kill us, or at least hint that you'd have to kill us. It's a good thing you don't know where we live hey? ;)

Great list, and happy 100. You know that makes you an old blogger right? Ancient is right around the corner.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Happy 100! I loved your list. And I didnt see any repeats....but I am tired so maybe I missed it. Cant wait to read the next 100.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I forgot....
Carrots and Ketchup? Are you serious? that is just plain nasty. Sorry.

and I love the jelly bean background!!

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I want a post about the whole naming of the stuffed animals!

The only thing I can figure on the repeat is #43 & #97. That's all can come up with!

We are looking forward to many more posts from you!

angi_b72 said...

ok first and foremost....CARROTS and KATCHUP? That is just wrong! Plain old nasty! lol My kids eat ketchup on everything, but they have never had it on their carriots....i will be keeping it on the dl too...i don't think i could sit at the table with them if they did that!

2nd of all great 100 random things about yu!! Love it!

the only repeat i see was the referral on #97?

Deb said...

okay, i don't know if it is the combo of the COMPLETE randomness and hilarity of this post and the jelly bean background, but your blog is messing with my head right now.

Vodka Mom said...

my sister and brother are BOTH left handed. He has a great bumper sticker that says "Lefties have rights, too."

xoxox great great list!!!

Vodka Mom said...

YOu don't look a DAY over 29.

Vodka Mom said... hair?????

I am damn impressed.

The Wife O Riley said...

Great list! That was really fun!

I am the only person in my family who is left-handed too. My right-handed writing is at a 1st grade level because that's the year they stopped trying to change me.

Jo said...

Happy 100th post. How do you get your cursive writing graded? I bet mine is like 2nd grade, I have horrible handwriting.

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th - hope to read many more from you in the years to come. Take care and thanks for the great reading

Debbie said...

My kids have informed me that it is spring break and I don't have to take any tests or quizzes!
Happy 100th!

Anonymous said...

Happy Hundred! Thanks for the linky-love. That was such a great list. I wish you were here so that I could just verbally comment on each as I read. Some things I totally related to, others are the exact opposite from my experience, and yet others are just interesting.

Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

I like your jellybeans, too.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Awesome list. Happy 100 posts!

Anonymous said...

i have to say ditto to everything mina said. why? because i'm too lazy to type it all out :)

the repeat was the alluded to "i'd have to kill ya"

am i the only one who reads all the comments before i post mine? how can you not know the answer if you posted after somebody else who answered it?? lol

Sprite's Keeper said...

Okay, now I can comment without abdandon! Happy 100th! I like ketchup on my carrots too. :-)

Ms. Salti said...

I'm cracking up. I love *see above*.

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